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Long Beach Container Terminal: Sustainable, autonomous and electric

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Next-gen heat pump could cut energy bills and carbon emissions

Envirotec Magazine

Researchers from the University of Glasgow say they have developed a new type of heat pump, a flexible heat pump technology, which could help households save on their energy bills and contribute towards net-zero emissions goals. Heat pumps are a low-carbon alternative to gas boilers.

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Better, Smarter, Cleaner: How ESG Inspires Technology Innovation

GreenBiz

The last few years have made traditional ways of thinking about risk obsolete. From climate change to COVID-19 to the supply chain, threats are disrupting our world faster than we can keep up, and they promise only to grow worse over time.

Renewable Energy Now Powers 60% of Texas’ BTC Mining Operations

Green Living Guy

Bitcoin (BTC) mining requires a lot of power, so electricity costs can quickly eat into profits. That’s why BTC miners are always looking for places with cheap electricity. And right now, it seems like Texas is emerging as a Bitcoin mining hot spot.

How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.

4 insights into voluntary carbon market trends

GreenBiz

New learnings from BloombergNEF’s “Voluntary Carbon Offset Demand Demystified” report

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Audi S1 e-tron quattro Hoonitron will make North American debut at Rolex Motorsport Reunion

Green Living Guy

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The Proxima Powered by REE—a newly-designed electric walk-in step van

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EAVX, Morgan Olson and REE Automotive (Nasdaq: REE) recently hosted live demonstrations and customer evaluations for the Proxima Powered by REE , a new drive-by-wire walk-in step van, which features a body designed by EAVX and Morgan Olson, paired with REE’s flat, modular P7 chassis and x-by-wire technology.

What are the key accelerators of industrial decarbonization?

GreenBiz

From collaboration to risk-sharing to common standards, a new report shows how financiers, businesses and government can reduce heavy industry's emissions

Advanced charging solutions for next-gen commercial EVs

Charged

Sponsored by Litttelfuse. Three scenarios with dedicated power electronic solutions. As the electrification of heavy-duty or commercial vehicles gains more acceptance, charging larger batteries than the ones in electric passenger cars increases in importance.

BEIS funding supports utility’s project to turn biogas into hydrogen

Envirotec Magazine

AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

bp opens its first electric truck charging facility in Germany

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For better or for worse, oil giant bp has become one of the major players in Europe’s public charging industry. Now the company’s Aral pulse brand has opened its first fast charging facilities aimed at the medium- and heavy-duty electric truck market.

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Cloud-based management system will transform hazardous waste handling, says Veolia

Envirotec Magazine

Resource management firm Veolia has introduced what it says is the first end-to-end cloud based system that can ensure compliance and traceability for hazardous and non hazardous wastes.

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LG Energy Solution is hosting a competition to find battery startups

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LG Energy Solution is hosting LGES Battery Solution 2022 —an international competition aimed at finding battery startups. Up to 10 finalists will win funding and a collaboration opportunity. Startups can compete in the areas of materials, management and control and the smart factory.

How climate change spurs megadroughts

Grist

On an afternoon in late June, the San Luis Reservoir — a 9-mile lake about an hour southeast of San Jose, California — shimmered in 102-degree heat. A dusty, winding trail led down into flatlands newly created by the shrinking waterline.

Daimler tests new eActros truck-and-trailer combo in the Black Forest

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Mercedes-Benz Trucks has launched a new phase of practical tests for the eActros, which has now approved as a truck-and-trailer combination with a total weight of 40 tons. The combination has been handed over to transport firm Logistik Schmitt in the northern Black Forest for endurance testing.

Firms achieve first drinking water spray lining in AMP7

Envirotec Magazine

Before spray lining. Morrison Water Services, a part of M Group Services’ Water Division, is working in partnership with Yorkshire Water to deliver a drinking water spray lining programme, believed to be the first of its kind across the water sector in AMP7.

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Volvo and partners plan California Electrified Charging Corridor for medium- and heavy-duty EVs

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Volvo Trucks is joining up with Shell and three truck dealerships to develop a public medium- and heavy-duty EV charging network that connects several of California’s largest metropolitan areas.

Re-purposing steel from oil rigs: Student project wins award

Envirotec Magazine

Students from Northumbria University have been lauded for projects including work on the sustainable re-use of steel in the world’s longest running awards scheme for design.

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Lithium supplier ioneer signs supply agreement with Toyota/Panasonic JV

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Lithium-boron supplier ioneer signed a binding offtake supply agreement for lithium carbonate with Prime Planet Energy & Solutions (PPES), a battery company joint venture of Toyota and Panasonic.

Comment: Water in the US – a decade of turbulence

Envirotec Magazine

As technology and innovation consultancy Isle celebrates the 10-year anniversary of its presence in the US water market, Cristina Ahmadpour, Isle president and managing director (Americas), draws on the expertise of her team to reflect on the last decade in water and attempts to divine the critical drivers that will influence progress toward a sustainable and resilient water future. What were the key issues when Isle Americas was founded in 2012?

Mercedes-Benz to begins production of eEconic, an electric truck for specialty municipal applications

Charged

An oft-cited obstacle to the electrification of municipal vehicle fleets is that electric versions of specialty vehicles such as refuse trucks and fire trucks are not available.

How Balloon Ventures is banking “missing middle” businesses in East Africa

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, Aug. 9 – Ubora Specialty Crops is the definition of a “missing middle” business that is financially served by just about no one. . The post How Balloon Ventures is banking “missing middle” businesses in East Africa appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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EnergyHub launches EV grid management solution for utilities

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EnergyHub , a provider of distributed energy resource (DER) solutions for utilities, has announced a new grid management solution called EnergyHub EV, which is built on the core of EnergyHub’s Mercury DERMS platform.

Shinzo Abe’s legacy of saving lives

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The Japanese people can be proud of their role in global health

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ChargePoint and partners to build hundreds of EV chargers at California condos and apartments

Charged

California-based charging ChargePoint has announced a partnership with non-profit Charge Across Town and the state of California to deploy hundreds of EV chargers at apartment buildings and condo complexes across the state. “As

FranklinWH Expands Financing for Home Energy Storage

Alternative Energy Mag

Franklin Whole Home has expanded its financing options with two of the country's leading finance providers. Its approved vendor status Mosaic and Goodleap allows FranklinWH installers to provide access to lower interest rates, making energy storage more accessible and affordable.

How Exactly Is Online Video Clip Transforming The Entertainment Industry And Our Culture?

U.S. Green Technology

It’s not news that the traditional entertainment industry remains in difficulty; there is dropping viewership for prime-time television and people are simply not as interested in what the regional paper needs to outline global occasions as they used to be.

The Brief: Banking Africa’s missing middle, a fresh way to fight food waste, disaster insurance in Latin America and the Caribbean, institutional climate action plans

Impact Alpha

Greetings, Agents of Impact! Featured: Financial Inclusion How Balloon Ventures is (cost-effectively) banking the “missing middle” in East Africa. Big businesses can access.

How the net zero sceptics' medieval arguments are being overwhelmed by a very modern reality

Business Green

Critics of the net zero transition are trying to blame it for the UK's economic woes, but their arguments are looking increasingly detached from the modern world.

How four institutional investors use climate action plans to map their paths to net zero

Impact Alpha

New York State’s $279 billion pension fund understands the importance of planning. When the New York State Common Retirement Fund announced in 2020. The post How four institutional investors use climate action plans to map their paths to net zero appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Fortlev and Brenmiller Energy Inaugurate the World’s First Renewable Energy-Powered Thermal Energy Storage System for Plastic Manufacturing

Alternative Energy Mag

-Brenmiller Energy’s bGen Technology Uses Biomass to Heat Crushed Rocks to More Than 600° Celsius, Enabling the On-Demand Delivery of Hot Air to Fortlev’s Polyethylene Water Tank Molding Machines -bGen Thermal Energy Storage Unit Allows Fortlev to Reduce Fuel Costs by More than 75% and Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 800 tons of CO2 per year

School of medicine beautifully blends health and nature

Inhabitant

One company has taken a unique approach to a school's design by asking a few essential questions: What does the land need? What does the community need? How can every element of the design work together to enrich ecology? The hope is that the natural world will thrive around the building with the design showing how all aspects can come together to create a whole. This is the Alice L. Walton School of Medicine

Nexeon appoints Ingevity SVP Erik Ripple non-executive director

Alternative Energy Mag

Nexeon, a leading battery materials developer and manufacturer, has appointed Erik Ripple as non-executive director

The basement of this apartment building contains a farm

Inhabitant

Ivanhoe Cambridge, the City of Montreal, Cogir Real Estate and Pomerleau have just announced a new mixed-use apartment building called Haleco. Haleco is a development project that combines residential, commercial and office space in a new way that made it the winner of C40’s international Reinventing Cities competition. Plus, it will have an urban farm in its basement

ABS Pipeline Acceleration

T Rex Group

See how we helped a solar originator scale its ABS pipeline. For the fifth consecutive year, the residential solar market set a new growth record, expanding by 30% in 2021. The boom in solar energy demand has also given rise to a rapidly growing solar ABS market.